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St. Sebastiaan Golden - Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

St. Sebastiaan GoldenSt. Sebastiaan Golden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

146 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 146
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Sterkens N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-17-2001)
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Reviews by superspak:
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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce bottle into chalice, best before 4/9/2014. Pours hazy and cloudy golden orange color with a 1 finger fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of pear, apple, grape, bread, candi sugar, honey, clove, earth, pepper, herbal, and yeast spiciness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of apple, pear, grape, apricot, bread, pepper, clove, earth, honey, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, bread, pepper, clove, honey, candi sugar, earth, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance and complexity; with a nice malt/spiciness balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly slick and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian tripel style. Very nice complexity and balance of flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 05:30:01 | More by superspak
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Starts out rather sweet, though the yeasty bitterness does a good job of drying it out. The fruit flavors are interesting with a pineapple note and sweet kumquat peel. Something like lemon bars, only dry. Faint hint of crackery malt.

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A: Golden (imagine that). Pours a 2 finger, frothy, white head. Settles very slowly leaving some dry sticky residue as it does. Never fully dissipates. A lot of persistent spider web lacing.

S: Yeast and honey, clove and coriander. A little lemon citrus, too.

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St. Sebastiaan Golden from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
85 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.